Category Archives: Complementary medicine

2016 Monash University SPHPM Summer Vacation Scholarship Program

The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) Summer Vacation Scholarship Program supports the education of promising tertiary students by providing a means to engage and gain experience in research during the University summer vacation period. The program is … Continue reading

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Complementary medicine vending machines (with coke)… has it all gone too far?

“Vitamin Warehouse is now installing the world’s first refrigerated vitamins and health supplements vending machines with 42inc digitalised android touch screen computers allowing customers direct chat one on one with any of the brands sold in our machines. As well … Continue reading

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ABC 4-Corners Swallowing It: How Australians are spending billions on unproven vitamins and supplements.

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2017/02/13/4616948.htm FEATURE: What’s the evidence supporting the use of Australia’s favourite supplements? | ABC Health & Science | 13 Feb 2017 – http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2017-02-13/a-closer-look-at-australias-most-popular-supplements/8265840 STUDY Is your pharmacist giving you the right advice? We put pharmacists to the test – what do … Continue reading

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Australian Skeptics National Convention; Skepticamp; TGA Consultation

  http://convention.skeptics.com.au/  2016 Australian Skeptic of the Year: Jointly awarded to Mal Vickers and Ken Harvey for their continued and determined efforts which have made a significant impact on exposing malpractice in the chiropractic industry and its governing bodies. Two talks: … Continue reading

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TGA has lost trust on CMS: Harvey

“a market flooded with shonky products and unethical claims” Open debate needed for TGA to regain trust   TGA has lost trust on CMs: Harvey

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Complaint by Complementary Medicines Australia

See also: Inside the complementary medicine lobby’s bid to oust Dr Ken Harvey Health academic defends flooding regulator with complaints about alternative therapies CAM industry targets anti-quackery campaigner An overview of the Monash University course complained about can be found … Continue reading

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Medical Weightloss Institute (MWI) gets Choice “shonky” award

    11th Annual Choice Shonkys Award 5th October, 2016 Which hasn’t stopped Geoff Jowett from cloning yet another business:  The Health Initiative See also: Patient stories AMI begat MWI begat AMHC begat ACTIVATE More on MWI; prescribing dangerous drugs … Continue reading

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MWI: Patient stories

See NINE TV News 22/09/2016 (Devon) More below; some names have been changed but the stories are authentic. Rosemary said: I first became aware of the Medical Weightloss Institute through its full page ad in the Brisbane Courier Mail in June … Continue reading

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Chiropractic Journal of Australia; my article up alongside dissenting opinion!

http://www.cjaonline.com.au/index.php/cja See also article by Matthew Doyle and commentary from Phillip Ebral

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AMI begat MWI begat AMHC begat ACTIVATE

Here we go again; Geoff Jowett (now M&CO Consulting Pty Ltd) spruiks yet another weight loss scam (Activate) while the regulators (NSW HCCC) apparently do nothing. “Get started for just a single dollar… watch the introduction videos… and start your … Continue reading

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